Sisterhood of the Traveling Stash

Follow the Box Around the Country

Monday, September 24, 2007


After The Summer From Hades, full of marital discord, mental illness, fiscal crises and endless broken everything (furnace, car, computer, dryer, sink ...) I have finally gotten my act together and the box, she has made like Elvis and left the building.

It came in at 24 lbs, 9 oz, and left at 24 lbs 4 oz or so. Pretty close. I'm quite sure I put in a similar quantity of yarn, so it has to be that the book I put in was much lighter. Yes, I'm feeling guilty over 5 oz. *g*

yarn in
Originally uploaded by Rabbitch
This is what I narrowed my choice down to, from all of the absolutely lovely yarn in the box.

I certainly could have taken more, far more but I exhibited unusual restraint and narrowed it down to one book and eight skeins.

Of particular delight was the copy of Stitch N Bitch Nation. I've wanted this book forever -- thank you to whoever put it in the box!

My daughter has demanded that I knit something for her from the pink sock yarn and I believe my husband (who, as a matter of fact, is still living and still living here has designs on the grey and blue Opal sock yarn. I'm sort of hoping that the blue sock yarn and the Moda Dea get to be mine.

yarn out
Originally uploaded by Rabbitch
This is what went back into the box.

There is a copy of Shannon Oakey's "Spin to Knit", three skeins of Cascade 220 (face it, I'm never making Eris, or if I do it won't be in that yarn.) There are four balls of Pingouin something or other -- they look like they've been partially used but I weighed them and they're all intact. Also included is one skein of bright red worsted (a hat?), two skeins of blue chunky weight (more than enough for a scarf) and two (possibly two and a bit) balls of elann baby silk -- enough for a Branching Out scarf, or something similar.

And now ... around and around it goes. Where does it stop?

I'm not telling.


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